Recently, I was introduced to the idea of literary citizenship by one of my MFA faculty members. I was so intrigued. What does it mean to be a good literary citizen? I began to think about this and ask: what have I done in past years to support the writing and literary community? How have others supported me on the road to publication?
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Happy Chinese New Year! Here at Amberjack, we love cultural traditions. Chinese New Year is full of tradition, storytelling, and fun celebrations. The entire holiday was built around the story of a mythical beast and a brave old man. The monster, Nian, would hide secluded in the sea until the end of the Lunar year when he would emerge onto the land to hunt villagers and livestock. The villagers had learned to hide in terror, until one year an old wanderer came to town and was unaffected by the fear in the town.
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Before Lala could gush that she was signing on immediately to work at Atelier du Monde for the rest of her life because they served champagne in elephantine bottles, and because she would be working next to her future husband, and because Marie-Laure was officially her new best friend, and maybe Marie-Laure should start planning Lala’s bachelorette party right now, Gérard joined them.
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Meet Lala Pettibone, a forty-something widow whose outrageous antics befit women half her age. When Lala leaves her beloved New York City to relocate to a whole other Manhattan on the opposite side of the country, she's less than thrilled. But good things come her way in sunny California, including inspiration to finish writing an uproarious book based on her own delightfully ridiculous adventures.
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There's been a lot of buzz around Julie Dill's debut YA novel, Bluff! Kirkus reviews called it "A sly, insightful close-up of risk-taking’s seductive, addictive appeal." We sat down with Julie to get the 411 on her thoughts towards Chelsea and what she hopes readers will take away from the book!
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